One of the things we do before our #NAMA events, especially those where we’re trying to evolve a discussion, is share a reading list with those participating. Our panels are a means to a discussion, for us, audience participation is critical: it’s why we curate audiences. Our intent is to create meaningful conversations, and we’ve found that our reading lists really help: they’re useful even for those who aren’t attending.

Our Delhi event starts at 12PM tomorrow, at the India Habitat Centre‘s Gulmohar Hall (1st Floor).

Announcing #NAMAprivacy on India’s Data Protection Law; Delhi & Bangalore

NOTE: Registrations for the Bangalore edition on August 30 are still open.

Our reading list for #NAMAprivacy Delhi

General reading list

  • The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. (pdf)
  • Data Protection Report by Srikrishna Committee. (pdf)
  • Aadhaar In The Dock: Srikrishna Committee report effectively indicts many practices, principles of UIDAI. (read)
  • On the TRAI’s recommendations on Privacy (read)
  • Dvara Research’s data protection bill (read)
  • How the Data Protection Bill measures up to civil society expectations (read)
  • The dissenting voices in the Srikrishna Committee’s Data Protection report. (read)
  • Towards a Data Protection Framework. (read)
  • Mozilla weighs in on India’s draft data protection bill. (read)
  • Rahul Matthan: 3-part series on the Srikrishna Bill: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
    India’s data protection draft ignores key next-generation rights. (read)
  • EPW: Privacy After Puttaswamy. (read)
  • A fundamental error: The Srikrishna report on data protection misinterprets the Supreme Court’s right to privacy judgment.  (read)
  • Can the Aadhaar Act and a Data Protection Act Coexist? (read)

Session #1, 01:00 – 02:00 PM | User rights, data portability and erasure, data processing
Speakers: Amba Kak (Mozilla), Sameer Nigam (PhonePe), Anja Kovacs (The Internet Democracy Project) & moderated by Nikhil Pahwa (MediaNama)

  • Indians Don’t Care About Privacy Of Personal Data, Right? Wrong! (read)
  • Right to be forgotten clause in Srikrishna panel’s draft bill tricky to implement, say experts. (read)
  • Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data. (read)
  • Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data — Council of Europe. (read)
  • Why the Right to Data Portability Likely Reduces Consumer Welfare. (read)
  • Sunil Abraham: Lining up the data on the Srikrishna Privacy Draft Bill. (read
  • Why the Srikrishna Committee Rejected Ownership of Data in Favour of Fiduciary Duty. (read)
  • The Srikrishna Committee tackles the localisation cost question, and responds to fears of increased surveillance [pp. 93–96]. (read)

Session #2, 02:15–03:15 PM | Data localisation, sovereignty, cross border data flows
Speakers: Vinit Goenka (CRIS), Nehaa Chaudhari (TRA), Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy (BSA) & moderated by Rohan Venkataramakrishnan (Scroll)

  • What is data localisation and why a push for it is raising concerns about privacy in India. (read)
  • Data localisation and the danger of a ‘splinternet’. (read)
  • All roads of data sovereignty lead to a dystopia. (read)
  • Draft National E-commerce Policy: data localisation and priority to domestic companies. (read)
  • IT Sovereignty in India – The Data Centre Dimension (2014), by Vinit Goenka. (read)
  • Opinion: Data localisation is no solution. (read)
  • Rising Demands for Data Localization a Response to Weak Data Protection Mechanisms. (read)
  • Setting up data centers in India shouldn’t be mandatory Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Ayog [2016]. (read)
  • Draft National E-commerce Policy: data localisation and priority to domestic companies. (read)
  • The Costs of Data Localization. (read)
  • Nehaa Chaudhari on TRAI’s recommendations (and RBI’s localisation circular) in light of the data protection bill. (read)

Session #3, 03:30–04:30 PM | Data Protection Authority and compliance
Speakers: Renuka Sane (NIPFP), Beni Chugh (Dvara Foundation), Amber Sinha (CIS) — moderator to be announced

  • Data Protection Authority will be sector-agnostic. (read)
  • Fintech newbies feel Srikrishna panel suggestions will help small businesses. (read)
  • Building State capacity for regulation in India (read)
  • Increased focus on data protection to drive up compliance costs for startups. (read)
  • Srikrishna Committee report: Data regulator can’t be overloaded, says panel member Rama Vedashree. (read)
  • Dvara Research: Effective Enforcement of a Data Protection Regime. (read)
    Creating a data protection framework: a do’s and don’ts guide for lawmakers. (read)

Session #4, 04:45 PM–05:45PM | Governance of government data and surveillance
Speakers: Bedavyasa Mohanty (ORF), Jyoti Panday (Tech Policy Professional), Smitha Prasad (CCG @ NLU-D), Vrinda Bhandari (Advocate) & moderated by Nikhil Pahwa (MediaNama)

  • Data Protection Bill: Missed Opportunity for Surveillance Reform. (read)
  • Life Inside China’s Social Credit Laboratory. (read)
  • UIDAI rejects NCRB plea for database access. (read)
  • Database State to Surveillance State. (read)
  • Towards a Privacy Framework for India in the Age of the Internet. (read)
  • Data privacy: Too many hats for UIDAI. (read)
  • Gautam Bhatia: State Surveillance and the Right to Privacy in India: A Constitutional Biography. (read)

The Delhi event is a full house with confirmations from Accenture, Amazon, APCO Worldwide, Bloomberg Quint, BGA, BFI, BSA, Business Standard, CCAOI, CCG @ NLUD, CGAP, CIS, CPR, CRIS, CSR, Change Alliance, Chase India, Com First (India), CUTS International, Cyber Peace Foundation, Deloitte, DNA, Dvara Research, Edelman, Firefly Networks, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, Hike, Home Credit India, Hotstar, HRLN, HT Media, IAMAI, IAPP, IBM, ICANN, IDFC Institute, IIMC, India Today Digital, IndiaTech, Info Edge (India), Internet Democracy Project, IPS Media Foundation, ISOC, Koan Advisory, Legally India, MakeMyTrip, Microsoft, Mobikwik, Mozilla, MPAA-India, Network18, NIPFP, Nishith Desai Associates, NIXI, Offices of MPs Derek O’Brien & Tathagata Satpathy, ORF, Panag & Babu Law Offices, Pariksha Labs, Paytm, PayU, Pepperfry.com, PhonePe, PLR Chambers, PRS Legislative Research, Publicis Groupe, PwC, QCI, Qualcomm, Quattro Processing Services, Saikrishna & Associates, Samsung, Scenario Consulting, Scroll.in, SFLC.in, ShareChat, Spectranet, Svran-Apeejay Journalism Foundation, Symantec, The Indian Express, The New Indian Express, The New York Times, The PRactice, The Times of India, The Wire, Times Internet, TRA, Uber, UCWeb, Vodafone, Walmart, WhatsApp, World Wide Web Foundation, Zee Media, and more.

This event is supported by Facebook, Google, PhonePe, STAR and ISOC.